ISLE’s Pioneer Pro Named One of Outside Magazine’s Best Inflatable SUPs

June 3, 2024

The flagship “Inflatable Hardboard” was honored for its material innovation and versatility

San Diego, CA (June 3, 2024) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – ISLE, the original surf and SUP manufacturer out of San Diego, proudly announces that its Pioneer Pro SUP-Kayak hybrid model has been named the Best Inflatable Bay Tourer in the Outside Summer Gear Guide. This recognition underscores ISLE’s leadership and innovation in the paddlesports industry.

Outside praised the Pioneer Pro for its uniquely rigid and hybrid design – offering improved stability, glide, and efficiency, as well as cross-functional convenience. The Pioneer Pro features ISLE-exclusive InfinityFiber technology, a high-performance composite material that makes the board 300% more rigid than traditional inflatables – creating a new market category of “Inflatable Hardboards.” InfinityFiber allows for a significantly greater capacity limit and eliminates the “taco effect” common with typical inflatables. Additionally, the Pioneer Pro is mechanically welded with PowerFuse technology. This protects the board from air leakage, extends the useful lifespan, and ups the warranty to 5 years.

With the integrated, patent-pending ISLE-LINK™ connect system, the Pioneer Pro allows paddlers to customize their paddle setup to include an ergonomic kayak seat and foot brace for a solo or tandem kayak experience. Additional features include a full-length EVA deck pad, a ‘click-and-go’ fin system, a 2-part folding fin box for compact storage, and a premium wheelie backpack for effortless transport.

“We’ve officially retired the traditional inflatable paddle board, creating Inflatable Hardboards and a hybrid system that delivers more functionality and value,” commented ISLE President Jimmy Blakeney. “We’re honored to receive the recognition, and it validates our commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation for our customers. We’re just getting started with what’s possible using our InfinityFiber material and design innovations to drive change across the watersports industry.”

The Pioneer Pro is available for purchase directly at ISLE. To learn more, visit https://islesurfandsup.com.

About ISLE

ISLE believes life is better in balance and that creating balance can be as simple as taking your first paddle strokes or catching your first wave. Established in San Diego, CA, ISLE is the original surf and SUP company manufacturing products and accessories to keep you balanced, equipped, and inspired for adventures on the water. Since its inception over 20 years ago, the brand has expanded its watersports offerings to include variations of hardtop and inflatable paddleboards, surfboards, hybrid kayaks, paddles, bags, and accessories. Learn more at: https://www.islesurfandsup.com.